Our Blog | Wesley Glen Retirement Community

Home for the Holidays

How to Determine a Cognitive Decline When Visiting Mom and Dad The holiday season is here, and with many of us taking the necessary safety measures against COVID-19, we’ve looked forward to spreading holiday cheer and spending time with our families. For those of us whose parents are senior citizens, the pandemic may have made […]


Questions To Ask A Retirement Community

7 Questions To Ask When Exploring Senior Living Interested seniors or older adults exploring retirement living often encounter a common roadblock: “What questions should I be asking retirement communities?” Every senior has different priorities when it comes to living accommodations, but those priorities tend to fall into more easily defined categories. To help you figure […]



Considering Retirement Living but Worried About the Cost? How Best to Start Planning Your Finances Now

Planning Your Finances To Support The Transition To Retirement Living Transitioning to retirement living and considering the move into a senior community can easily feel overwhelming – maybe even frightening. But there are structures in place to assist you in making retirement living affordable and financially comfortable. If you’re planning for retirement living, now is […]



Another Study Finds Potential Health Benefits to Living in a CCRC

In a recent blog post, I shared the results of an interesting study out of Washington State University that found that where you live can influence your lifespan. It looked at people’s gender, race, and education level, as well as locales’ walkability, socioeconomics, and working-age population and tied it to the number of centenarians in that location. The results of the study were rather surprising.



When is the Best Time to Move to a CCRC?

A popular question among prospective CCRC residents is, “When is the best time to make the move?” There is no perfect answer to this question because everyone’s situation will be different. However, waiting too long can mean missing out on some of the very reasons people are attracted to these communities in the first place.


The Season has Changed, but the Global Pandemic hasn’t : How to Stay Active and Limit Isolation with the Colder Weather

The global pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone. Especially for older adults, the lack of normalcy and decreased interaction with others has significantly contributed to feelings of isolation, sadness, and overall mental and physical health decline. The one saving grace the past few months was the warmer weather of summer. With small group gatherings (if masks are worn) being approved in many states, time spent outdoors has helped seniors feel more social and happier. Now that the season has changed and the temperatures have dropped, many are worried that being unable to be outside as much could have additional negative effects to an already not-so-great time. To help try and ease concerns, we’ve complied some ideas and resources to stay active and limit isolation in the colder weather.


Change Your Address, Not Your Lifestyle

Making the transition to senior living can be difficult, but for many residents at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, knowing that they could continue to pursue their passions and interests was something that made the decision a little easier. Joan has always had a green thumb and a love for gardening. Before she moved to our […]